Murders In The Zoo (1933)

A. EDWARD SUTHERLAND Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBB.5 USA, 1933. Paramount Pictures. Screenplay by Philip Wylie, Seton I. Miller. Cinematography by Ernest Haller. Produced by E. Lloyd Sheldon. Music by Rudolph G. Kopp, John Leipold. The opening scene has one of the most shocking images of any movie made in the early thirties, the…

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The Scarlet Empress (1934)

JOSEF VON STERNBERG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.5.  USA, 1934.  Paramount Pictures.  Screenplay by Eleanor McGeary, Manuel Komroff, based on the diary of Catherine II.  Cinematography by Bert Glennon.  Produced by Josef von Sternberg.  Music by W. Franke Harling, John Leipold.  Production Design by Hans Dreier.  Costume Design by Travis Banton.  Film Editing by Josef von Sternberg, Sam Winston. The role of Catherine The Great…

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Little Women (1933)

GEORGE CUKOR Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  USA, 1933.  RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by Sarah Y. Mason, Victor Heerman, based on the book by Louisa May Alcott.  Cinematography by Henry W. Gerrard.  Produced by Merian C. Cooper.  Music by Max Steiner.  Production Design by Van Nest Polglase.  Costume Design by Walter Plunkett.  Film Editing by Jack Kitchin.  Considered by some to be…

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